The City of Ramsey runs and maintains multiple skating rinks at Central Park. This park is home to two hockey rinks, one pleasure rink, and a warming house with a fireplace. Skate walkers are available for public use.
Rinks will be closed if:
- Temperatures are unseasonably warm, and the rinks have not been able to be flooded.
- Temperatures are 10 degrees below zero (actual temperature, not wind chill) or more and expected to remain that way. Closure may occur due to other inclement weather factors.
- Attendant may close if weather conditions are expected to remain extreme.
- Freezing temperatures with frigid wind chills. (Generally, a closure in this example would be later in the evening or a weekday evening - not mornings where conditions are likely to improve, or the warming house may be expected to be used more during Christmas vacation or on weekends.)
- Temperatures well above freezing. (Generally, a closure in this example would occur when water is standing over half the rink and temperatures are not expected to drop.
The Parks Supervisor will determine if the rinks are to be closed.
Monday - Friday, 3:30-9:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. if needed)
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-9:00/10:00 p.m.
Sunday, Noon-8:00 p.m.
Rink reservations must be done in person on-site with the warming house attendant.
Only the west hockey rink may be reserved by groups or individuals to exclude the general public. The west rink may not be scheduled more than three events in advance, and there is a two-hour maximum time limit. The rink attendant will assist with planning to help ensure equitable distribution of ice times.
In the event of a scheduling conflict, the rink attendant will record both parties’ names, addresses, and telephone numbers (both home and work). This information will be forwarded to the Parks/Utilities Supervisor or Lead Person, who will contact the individuals on the first available business day to resolve the scheduling conflict.
A calendar will be posted in the warming houses for scheduling only. In no case will the east hockey rink or the pleasure rink be reserved to exclude the general public.
Please remember the rink attendant's primary job is to ensure the safety of everyone on the premises, in addition to enforcing the rules and policies.